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Thread #134530   Message #3060904
Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Dec-10 - 07:40 PM
Thread Name: Christmas songs about Joseph?
Subject: RE: Any known Christmas songs about Joseph?
Many, many years ago, I had a record by a folksinger named Fred Engelberg, who wrote a song called NOBODY'S TALKIN' 'BOUT JOE. The lyrics I remember are:

Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout Jesus 'n' Mary,
Nobody talks about Joe ... poor Joe.

...What kind of God is this?
He'd impregnate his woman, cuckold his man,
Then crucify his only Son.

[I don't think it's the kind of song most people would want to sing, to get into the Christmas spirit.]